What Dreams Are Made Of: Earn $120K While Vacationing in Mexico for a Year

Your current job activities probably include some of the basics: a mind-numbing commute surrounded by drivers who have never heard of a blinker, fluorescent lighting, emails with too many exclamation marks, etc.

But what if there were a job with day-to-day activities that included salsa dancing, swimming with whale sharks, 5-star dining and sipping margaritas by the pool?

Sounds fake, I know, but the gig actually does exist and has been aptly dubbed the “World’s Best Job.”

Vidanta, a group of high-end hotels and resorts in Mexico, is looking for one lucky person to serve as a brand ambassador — aka spend a year frolicing around luxury resorts across the country. Locations include Acapulco, Los Cabos and Riviera Maya.

Oh, and did I mention that the brand ambassador will earn a whopping $120,000 salary?

On top of the six-figure earnings, the resort will also foot the bill for lodging, travel, food and nonalcoholic beverages during employment, as well as any costs incurred for visa procedures.

So what does the role require besides lounging by the pool, hitting the links and brushing shoulders with Michelin-starred chefs?

The ambassador will be responsible for acting as a Vidanta social influencer, gathering and sharing engaging content while experiencing all of the luxuries and adventures the resorts have to offer.

“The lucky applicant will fully immerse themselves in each of our resort destinations; from uncovering ancient Mayan ruins, hidden eateries and underwater cenotes to discovering the hottest new restaurants and nightclubs…,” Ivàn Chàvez, executive vice president of Grupo Vidanta, said in a press release.

Basically, you’ll be in charge of inspiring FOMO — Fear of Missing Out — so that future travelers can’t help but book their next vacation at the resort.

How to Apply for Vidanta’s “World’s Best Job”

You’re probably already planning which swimsuit and flip-flops you’ll pack for your trip, but let’s go over the qualifications and application process before you quit your current job.

No formal experience is required to apply, but here’s what the resort is looking for:

  • Willing to move to Mexico for a year — twist my arm, why don’t ya?
  • A love of travel and new experiences
  • Social media savvy
  • Awesome communication and people skills
  • Knowledge of current trends and influencers
  • Previous sales or marketing experience is a big plus

The chosen applicant will go through “extensive” employee training to prepare for the role and will gather lifelong skills for future endeavors once this gig comes to an end.

If you want to apply, you just need to fill out this short application and attach your resume. You can also include a 60-second YouTube video explaining why you’re a perfect fit, but it’s not required. But I mean, this is a six-figure dream job in paradise, so I say go the extra mile.  

The deadline to apply is Oct. 21, and the final pick will be announced on Nov. 1 on Vindata’s social media channels.

And when you land the job, don’t forget to pack your sunscreen, because nothing ruins a zip-lining selfie quite like a second-degree sunburn.

Kaitlyn Blount is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. She already has FOMO and the brand ambassador hasn’t even been chosen yet.